The day before the course starts. I am trying to focus on the discussions for week one and to anticipate (always a problem – I often get it wrong) what people will want out of the course.
Although the course is a short course, it runs over a period of a month and consequently looms larger than it would if we were running a two-day workshop.
I tell myself that that is what it is. And as far as expectation management (my own and others’) that is what it is.
Week 0 is the morning coffee. Week one is day one before lunch; week two is day one after lunch. Week three is day two before lunch and week four is the wrap-up. But somehow it sees that given it is being done on-line and over four weeks that it will be more extensive and intensive than a two-day workshop.
Time to plunge in and shape the initial discussions.